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Friday, December 07, 2012

A statistical fact (Sawyer)

You have theory of mind; you ascribe to others the feelings you yourself have, and for "others," read just about anything at all: "nature abhors a vacuum," "temperatures seek an equilibrium," "selfish genes." There's no drive to survive in biology. Yes, things that survive will be more plentiful than those that don't. But that's just a statistical fact, not an indicator of desire.

Robert J. Sawyer, from WWW: Wonder

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